ASAM's criteria is an indispensable resource that addiction medicine professionals rely on to provide a nomenclature for describing the continuum of addiction services. (ASAM.org)
The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Services (DDAP) began the statewide transition from the formerly used criteria PCPC to The ASAM Criteria, 2013 in 2017. The use of the criteria as a Level of Care Assessment (LOCA) tool started on January 1st, 2019.
Please visit DDAP’s ASAM Transition website for up-to-date information on The ASAM transition as well as documents to help facilities align service delivery for each level of care provided.
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